The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are the
leading ... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) in 1894. The IOC is the governing body ...
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founded the Games, which by the end of the 6th century B.C had become the
The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia Read the history of the
Olympics including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.
The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek ... Pelops
myth. There are several Greek myths about how the games were started.
Democracy is founded in Athens, but only male citizens can vote. 700 BC. The
Illiad and Odyssey poems are written by Homer. 776 BC. The first Olympic
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Jun 29, 2015 ... Each Olympic Games started with a sacrifice and an oath to Zeus by the athletes
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A history of the Olympic Games: From ancient Greece to the present day. ... of
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is founded
May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four ... The Games
started with a procession which went from the host town of Elis ...
According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the
Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still ...